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Directed by Grant Scicluna
Australia, 2015


James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found. A visit from his victim’s mother upon parole sends him on a quest to find the truth. With little time and danger at every turn, James risks his freedom and his life to uncover a trail of sins.

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Downriver Directed by Grant Scicluna

Awards & Festivals

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor

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  • astygianelysium's rating of the film Downriver

    too often the writing feels contrived, as though it were written to move the plot or advance a motive. the thriller plot stuck fairly close to its genre conventions, and it works very simply, though never feels innovative. what I loved were the films' representations of different varieties of queer experience, which were well observed, e.g. desire which lashes out and retreats; tenderness broken by paranoia.